HILARIOUS! Yoel Romero Arrives at Bellator 266 Wearing His Daughter’s Gifted Shoes

Published 09/18/2021, 6:51 AM EDT


Yoel Romero explains why he wore a very funny pair of crocs at the pre-event interview. The former UFC fighter arrived in style, wearing a pair of shoes gifted by his daughter for the interview.

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After leaving the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Yoel Romero will make his Bellator debut this Saturday. The ‘Soldier of God’, will take on former UFC fighter Phil Davis inside the octagon.

Moreover, this fight will serve as a headliner for the Bellator 266 event, which will take place at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Recently, both the fighters arrived for the pre-fight interview for the event.

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Surprisingly, Romero was wearing something out of the box. On being asked about his funny pink shoes, the 44-year-old revealed a touching story behind them. His daughter forced him to wear the shoes she gifted him.

While describing his daughter’s words, Romero said, “Hey no, no, take it and go with these shoes. Whatever you will do, I want to see you in these shoes.” 

Romero is one of the hardest hitters in combat sports. However, the 44-year-old shares a very emotional bond with his daughter. A complete fighter inside the octagon, Yoel Romero is a loving and humble father as well.

Furthermore, the ‘Soldier of God’ is no longer a part of the UFC. However, he surely dominated his time in the promotion as a top middleweight contender.

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Yoel Romero: A Brief Look back at His UFC Career

Yoel Romero had only one loss in his professional fighting career when he made his UFC debut. Romero went on winning back-to-back fights after his debut. He defeated many prominent names in the division, such as Derek Brunson and Chris Weidman.

The ‘Soldier of God’ is a skilled finisher with seven out of his thirteen wins coming via knockout. The Cuban national was on an eight-fight win streak when he earned his first interim middleweight title shot. However, he later went on to lose to Robert Whittaker at UFC 213.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Yoel Romero of Cuba reacts after his decision loss to Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC middleweight championship fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Romero quickly bounced back from the loss and won an interim title bout against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. Later, the (13-5) record holder faced a rough time and lost two bouts in a row.

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Riding on a two-fight skid, Romero faced Israel Adesanya for UFC gold. However, he faced the same fate as his last two bouts. Now ‘The Soldier of God’ has parted way with the UFC and will make his Bellator debut this Saturday. It will excite his fans to see how he performs in the new promotion.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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